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  1. Modern Japanese Culture and Society

    By D. P. Martinez

    Series: Routledge Library of Modern Japan

    Since the end of the 1980s, scholarly work on Japan has attempted to escape the bounds of the previous discourse that continuously described it as ‘changing Japan’, a discourse which paradoxically also focused, in the main, on the hierarchical models of this so-called vertical society. While...

    Published May 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  2. Japanese Tea Culture

    Art, History and Practice

    Edited by Morgan Pitelka

    From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  3. Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History

    Colonialism, Regionalism and Borders

    Edited by Sven Saaler, J. Victor Koschmann

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Regionalism has played an increasingly important role in the changing international relations of East Asia in recent decades, with early signs of integration and growing regional cooperation. This in-depth volume analyzes various historical approaches to the construction of a regional order and a...

    Published December 19th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Cultural Governance and Resistance in Pacific Asia

    By William A. Callahan

    This text examines the politics of culture and the culture of politics in Pacific Asia through case studies on the South Pacific, China, South Korea, Thailand and Southeast Asia. The contexts and cultures of the chapters are wide-ranging and Callahan skilfully ties them together with the...

    Published May 9th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Farmers and Village Life in Japan

    Edited by Yoshiaki Nishida, Ann Waswo

    Rural Japan during the twentieth century has been portrayed as a vast reservoir of conservatism in much of the literature on Japan's modern development, and Japanese agriculture since the 1960s has been treated as an artificial creation sustained only by protectionism of the worst sort.This book...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan

    The Rebirth of a Nation

    By Mari Yamamoto

    Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan presents new material on grassroots peace activism and pacifism in two major groups active in the post-World War 2 peace movement - workers and housewives. Yamamoto contends that the peace movement, which was organised in tandem with other activities to promote...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective

    Place, Power and Memory in Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo

    Edited by Nicolas Fiévé, Paul Waley

    Japan's ability to develop its own brand of modernity has often been attributed in part to the sophistication of its cities. Concentrating on Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together the links between past and future, memory and vision, symbol and structure, between...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Incorporating Japanese language materials and field-based research, this compelling collection of essays takes a comparative look at the changing notions of gender and sexual diversity in Japan, considering both heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, lifestyles and identities. Written by key...

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Japan at Play

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This book explores the myth, so abused by the mass media, that the Japanese are a grey, anonymous mass of efficient, obedient workers. The articles shed light on a Japan outside officialdom, a lively Japan of tumultuous and independent thought, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, aggressive...

    Published August 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  10. Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

    By Sonia Ryang

    Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar...

    Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge